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Published on July 26th, 2011 | by Dean Carr


How much does a personal licence cost?

This is a question we are often asked here at Alcohol Licence! If you are applying through a licensing company, the average cost for a full personal licence application, including an accredited qualification, seems to be around £300-£350. A solicitor’s fees will be far higher. In this article, we’ll break down the costs associated with a personal licence application:

Accredited qualification:

To apply for a personal licence, you will need to pass an accredited licensing qualification- this a legal requirement under the Licensing Act 2003. The forty minute test must be invigilated at a registered test centre,  adding a significant cost. How you learn largely determines the remaining costs- you can read up using a text book, register for an e-learning package or attend an instructor led course. As this is a challenging test based on a lengthy act of law, we strongly recommend register onto an accredited course.

CRB check and photograph verification:

A Criminal Record Check, basic disclosure, must be submitted with a personal licence application. The cost of a basic disclosure check is £25. A passport sized photo must also be verified by a professional.

Licence application

An application fee of £37 is payable to the licensing authority to which the application is sent.

For a competitive price on a full licence application, contact our sponsors at Personal Licence Training Ltd.


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About the Author

Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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